Using her home as a setting to show art comes naturally to Jennifer Lehr.
Jennifer is the daughter of Carl Schlosberg, the pioneering Los Angeles private art dealer who has been described by the Los Angeles Times as having "the artistic and intellectual soul of an expatriate in Paris, circa the 1920s." Inspired by the European salons of an earlier era, Schlosberg transformed the family’s home and gardens into an exhibition space when Jennifer was a young girl. From an early age, she helped her father place artworks for his shows and gave guests tours of the exhibitions.
Jennifer also had the privilege of traveling with her her father throughout the U.S. and abroad visiting artists' studios, museums, sculpture gardens, auction houses and private collections. Later, she went on to receive her MFA from UCLA, where she worked closely with John Baldessari who encouraged her writing. Jennifer would go on to become an author of creative non-fiction that examines complex and controversial issues related to human behavior with striking candor, untethered by conventional wisdom and cultural norms.
Jennifer, with her sister and dad at the Rodin Sculpture Garden in Paris, 1972..
Whether working on a light refresh or designing an entire property, we love to mix and layer periods, high and low, colors, shapes, textiles, patterns and materials to create environments that are as stunning and distinctive as they are inviting and comfortable.
We have particular passion for treasure-hunting, whether at flea markets, vintage and antique shops, facebook marketplace, online boutiques or in the hidden storage units of our favorite textile dealers. As a result, each project is unique and impossible to replicate. We create spaces that can evolve as new treasures are found and lifestyles change.
From intimate gatherings to large scale celebrations, Oxford House Events produces chic, inviting, smoothly run weddings, engagement parties, memorials, cocktail parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations, book parties and openings—you name it. We attend to every detail, so hosts can truly be guests at their own celebrations.
A passionate collector, Jennifer has amassed a distinctive assortment of entertaining essentials. (Tip: The key to a successful gathering is lighting and lounge seating.)
Jennifer's love of entertaining dates back to her childhood, when she would pour over photographs of the Mad Men-like parties her Grandma Honey hosted in Kansas City. Jennifer’s events capture that perfect blend of elegant, relaxed and unpretentious. To celebrate her 11th birthday, Jennifer invited friends for a "weekend getaway," turning her home into a hotel and enlisting her parents as concierge, chauffeur and staff. She has been hosting ever since.
Jennifer's Grandma Honey with her family hosting one of her exquisite affairs.